Chicago, IL – April 30, 2012 – CBRE will once again be partnering with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together, upgrading the South Central Day Treatment School during its annual Women’s Networking Forum through CBRE Cares, the company’s national corporate philanthropy program.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, more than 175 CBRE volunteers will partner with the local Rebuilding Together chapter to provide much-needed upgrades to the facilities. Members of the media are invited to attend the event beginning at 1:00 p.m., and the school is located at 7550 South Phillips.
The South Central Day Treatment School, located on Chicago’s south side, offers a Day Treatment High School Program for youth ages 15- to 21-years-old, that provides a full range of educational and therapeutic services to 70 teenagers and young adults.
The volunteer projects at the school will entail painting walls and doors, replacing drop ceiling tiles, repairing closet areas and installing shelving, landscaping and working with a local artist to paint murals for the hallways.
“We’re thrilled to be able to play a part in refurbishing such a vital component of our community in the South Central Day Treatment School,” said Chris Connelly, Executive Managing Director of CBRE’s Chicago region. “The community refurbishment projects we undertake encourage our people to use their professional and leadership skills to make a difference, and deliver meaningful contributions that provide real benefit to the individuals the communities serve.”
“CBRE has been a superior corporate and mission-based partner for the past three years. Their passion and dedication to providing safe housing for communities in-need has helped Rebuilding Together rebuild health and hope. This project highlights their efforts as a company dedicated to making our communities better,” said Gary A. Officer, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together.
Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to safe, healthy homes and communities by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America’s largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction. For more information, please click here. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.
To find out more about the partnership, visit www.cbre.com/cbrecares.
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